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The Bluewater Association for Lifelong Learners Series

October 12, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Reducing Violence by 50% before 2030: Using Evidence to Prevent Crime

  • Date: Thursday, Oct. 12, 2023   10:00 AM -12:00 PM
  • Location: Bayshore Community Centre, Owen Sound

Violent crime injures, traumatizes and kills Canadians, particularly Indigenous people, at rates higher than most European countries. Canadian governments and the media continue a narrative that more police, better prisons and multiplying transition houses and sexual assault centres will stop violence. But they have not and will not.

This violence is preventable. Research over the last fifty years identifies strategies proven to reduce violent victimization before it happens. UN resolutions endorsed by Canada show how to apply what works. Ontario requires cities to plan solutions. What is this knowledge? How can cities use it? What is needed to make the changes?

Lecturer – Irvin Waller

Irvin Waller, Emeritus Professor, University of Ottawa, advocates for governments to halve violent crime before 2030 by investing smartly in prevention. His latest book on Science and Secrets of Ending Violent Crime builds on his encyclopedic knowledge of what works and 50 years pioneering rights for victims world-wide.


October 12, 2023
10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Bayshore Community Centre